Post on : September 8, 2021
The Downtown Pedestrian Mall event closed on Monday, September 6. Public engagement to collect online feedback from businesses, visitors, and non-visitors to the mall is open until September 30.
Note that on-street parklets are permitted to remain in place until October 31.
Registration Now Open for Stakeholder Meetings
Click here to chose a stakeholder meeting group and date:
The goal of the Pedestrian Mall was to stimulate the downtown economy while providing businesses with expanded operating space. Based on feedback collected during public engagement for the 2020 mall, several changes were made to the event for 2021, including the addition of George Street, two sections of Duckworth Street, enhanced entertainment on weekends, and improvements to the parklet application process.
To provide your feedback on the 2021 Pedestrian Mall event:
- Visit engagestjohns.ca to share your experience, add ideas, or take a survey
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you are unable to participate online, call Access St. John’s at 311 or 754-CITY (2489)
On-street interviews have concluded. Focus groups are being planned with business and stakeholder organizations and the City’s Inclusion Advisory Committee.
Following the public engagement process, a ‘What we Heard’ document will be produced and shared with stakeholder groups, the community, staff and Council later this fall. This document will help inform Council decisions about the future of the Pedestrian Mall.
Visit the engage page to have your say about the project or call 311 or 754-CITY (2489) to share your opinion. Feedback is being collected from businesses and residents in the area, as well as the public.